Trying to help spread the word to present, or would be kite makers.
With MAKR, ( Midwest Area Kitemakers Retreat,) a thing of the past, Linda Larkey has stepped in to help keep a kite making retreat available in the Midwest. U-MAKE 2013 will be the third year for the retreat, with each year getting bigger and better.
This year, the retreat will be held on the site of the old MAKR retreat, the NIU Lorado Taft Campus in Oregon, IL, ( about 30 miles SW of Rockford IL.) http://www.niu.edu/taft/
A really beutiful site and the food there is great!
U-MAKE 2013 has classes for everyone, from beginners to experienced kite makers. There are lots of great instructors, including the 2011/2012 AKA Convention kite-building competition Grand Champ.
So if you are looking to try your hand at kite building, learn some new techniques, or just add a few more hand made kites to you collection, registration is now open at http://www.u-make.org/home
Take a look and hope to see lots of you there